Intelligence Analysis Summer Program (Undergraduates)
About the Program
The National Security Agency's Intelligence Analysis (IA) Summer Program offers rising college seniors the opportunity to receive training in a variety of cryptologic disciplines. An intensive 12-week program that runs from the end of May through mid-August for undergraduates entering the final year of an undergraduate degree program, the IA Summer Program consists of formal classroom instruction, workshops, and on-site facilities tours to build knowledge and skills about NSA and the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) process. This training is combined with an apprenticeship to senior NSA analysts for intensive, in-depth development work exploiting communications for vital strategic intelligence targets. Participants conduct extensive independent research on current foreign intelligence issues using numerous data sources while employing cutting-edge analytic tools and state-of-the-art tradecraft, resulting in a final product delivered to the sponsoring analytic office. The projects and the accompanying analysis become part of NSA's effort to provide a complete SIGINT picture to U.S. policy makers, military commanders, and other Intelligence Community (IC) members and partners.
While gaining an understanding of NSA, major SIGINT processes, analytic tools, and the U.S. IC, the students bring a fresh infusion of academic thinking to advance NSA's understanding of the targets and to make a significant contribution to its mission. Applications can be submitted here.
Specific skills gained include:
Applications are accepted May 15th - October 15th each year.
Students are paid a competitive salary commensurate with their education level.
How to Apply
To submit a resume online during an open season, click on any "Apply Online" link. Under "Basic Job Search," type keywords "Intelligence Analysis Summer Program" and click on "Search." Select "Intelligence Analysis Summer Program" and click "Apply Now." Follow the directions as prompted.
To be considered for the Intelligence Analysis Summer Program, submit a complete application package that includes:
IMPORTANT: When applying online, you may only submit your resume. Please email the requested documentation to Summer_IA@nsa.gov
**Applications are not complete without the requested documentation. If you have applied to multiple positions, you MUST follow the instructions on each posting and send your requested documents to each program separately. Documents (including transcripts) will NOT be shared between programs.
If you have questions about the Intelligence Analysis Summer Intern Program, please contact us at 1-866-NSA-HIRE. You may also email Summer_Interns@nsa.gov or call (410) 854-4726.
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Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Aug 27, 2015 | Last Reviewed: Aug 27, 2015